International Brotherhood of Magicians
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jack Griggs, Lifetime Member and Past President of The Order of The Magi.
Jack was a much loved, and active member of our magic society; President from 1976-77, Life member, and Council Officer. Outside of the society, he was a Punch & Judy performer, accomplished magician, inventor of many magical effects, author, artist and former editor of The International Brotherhood of Magicians’ magazine – The Budget.
Away from the stage, Jack had a distinguished career in both the RAF, and Greater Manchester Police, retiring in 1992 as an Inspector.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 10am at Blackley Crematorium, Victoria Avenue, Manchester, M9 8JP.
Afterwards there will be a reception at Hopwood Unionist Club, Manchester Road, Heywood OL10 2AP
Family flowers only please; donations in lieu to Springhill Hospice via the Funeral Directors – Mitchell Funeral Services, 94-96 York Street, Heywood, OL10 4NS. Tel 01706 360368.
Our condolences go out to his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all at The Order of The Magi. Rest in Peace.
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